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Special Showing: The Iron Giant (Signature Edition)

See The Iron Giant on the big screen! Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 10 am at Lyceum Cinema in Red Hook. Tickets are $6/person and available at the door (cash) or online (credit or bank account).

This event is open to the public so invite your friends! 100% of your ticket price benefits Upton Lake.

Learn more about The Iron Giant at Common Sense Media or Rotten Tomatoes.

Sponsor a student/alumni running in our Eagles Run 5K!

You can now sponsor a student with an online donation! Our goal is to have every student raise at least $10, and participate in the walk/run on May 20, 2023. Thanks for your support.

If you are a business owner interested in sponsoring - or an employee and your boss is interested - you can do that online now, too! We're looking for sponsors at any level from $50-$5,000. We're also looking for donations in the form of incentive prizes for students who achieve fundraising goals - prizes like free coupons for a  bowling game,  ice-cream cone, french fries, smoothie, donut or bagel.

You can also join us as a runner - registration details coming soon - and design your own fundraising page to get your friends and family to help support you!

In 2022 we raised just shy of $20,000 and our goal for 2023 is a “great big, God is good” goal of $35,000. Will you join us?

Association of Christian Schools International renews ULCS for accreditation for another 6 year term!

Praise God for His sustenance as we worked diligently to prepare ourselves for the site visit by ACSI. Thanks to all of the faculty, staff and board members who led or joined committees, parents and students who contributed - and we even had a parent of an alumni on team 1!

It was a major project and we are grateful for all that we learned along the way. Our new Principal, Elisa DeWitt, and Assistant Administrator, Karina House, were new to their roles for this round of accreditation. “I think it gave us both a better vision for what we are called to be doing here at Upton Lake,” said House as she reflected on the year-long project. “My prayer is that the process taught us all - school board, faculty, parents - things to help us reach more students with the light of Christ."

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Theology Commitment to Development-Pt III

December 27, 2022
By Guest author: Rex Bridges, Director of Development at ULCS

Many of us are familiar with the song, Make Me a Blessing, and have probably sung it at one time or another.  How can we go about being a blessing?

When we receive a gift, we are blessed.  What is our perspective when we are the one giving the gift?  Do we not have a greater sense of blessing?  Paul reminds us in Acts 20:35 that Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than receive.”  What opportunities are there for others to be blessed?

In ministry, it is often thought that it is a one-way street of bringing in funds to achieve the operation of the ministry.  If this is a perception, we want to move in a direction to make it a two-way street.  ULCS, as an organization, wants to be able to provide opportunities for our partners to bless the school and thus, receive a blessing.  If a partner is able to be generous in their giving, they will receive a blessing.  Again, Paul, tells us in Philippians 4, “...you sent me aid again and again when I was in need.  Not that I am looking for a gift, but I am looking for what may be credited to your account.”

How can we, the ministry, provide the opportunity for giving?  We can sow the seed of opportunities for our partners to meet a need.  It might be the operational budget or uniforms for a sports team or a couple of computers or two tires for the van, etc.  When ULCS sows this seed, it gives our partners opportunities to ask the Lord how He wants them to steward His resources and then give cheerfully.

I will go one step further in looking at the possible two-way relationship and ask how else can we be a blessing to our partners?  Do you have something taking place in your life that you would like for us to pray about with you?  Contact us so we will know how to pray.

(Material from Development 101 by John R. Frank and R. Scott Rodin)
 






"One perk of being a small school is that we are not only a school community but a family. This family has never failed to encourage each other in bad times, laugh with each other in the good times, and push each other to become better... Yes, this school has brought me great memories, amazing friends, academic knowledge, life lessons, and much much more, but the most important thing is how it aided me in making my faith my own."
~ Jennifer Puhalski, Salutatorian, ULCS '20